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Occupational Therapist

Glencroft Center For Modern Aging Glendale, AZ
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement
  • Employer Likely to Respond

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the Therapy Manager, the Occupational Therapist provides occupational therapy to patients who require restoration of physical and mental functioning in order to gain independence in self-care and other activities of daily living. The Occupational Therapist plans, conducts, and evaluates the treatment programs. This role will perform a variety of duties to include diagnosing, monitoring, planning, and coordinating with residents and their doctors for occupational therapy plans and schedules. There is latitude for independent decision-making. Must be able to fluently communicate in or to take or give direction or guidance in the English language.

 PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITY

The Occupational Therapist must have a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures used in skilled nursing facility and possess strong written and oral communication skills and be able to understand written and oral instructions.  Effective in establishing and maintaining rapport with staff, residents, outside vendors, and clients.  Must possess a genuine interest in and concern for geriatric, chronically ill, and/or disabled persons.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Regular attendance is considered an essential function of this position and is necessary for the efficient operation of the business.
  2. Provides treatment as ordered by the attending physician. Evaluates patient’s physical and mental abilities and evaluates the patient’s level of function. Plans and provides occupational therapy programs. Assists in developing and updating the plan of treatment. 
  3. Assists the physician in evaluating the patient’s level of function. Evaluates and establishes goals based on the patient’s current level of functioning and potential improvement.  Assists in developing and updating the plan of treatment.
  4. Observes, records, and reports to the physician the patient’s reaction to the occupational therapy program or any changes in the patient’s condition.
  5. Advises, consults, and instructs patients in the use of occupational therapy tools and exercises. Instructs, teaches, and supervises other health care team personnel in the case of patients regarding occupational therapy.
  6. Adheres to all applicable federal, state, local and company maintained standards of care and ethics and policies concerned with the practice of occupational therapy.
  7. Participates in staff development activities. Participates in in-service education.
  8. Demonstrates evidence of continuing education conducted for in-service sessions.
  9. Meets productivity and utilization expectations as established by Glencroft.
  10. Completes timely clinical documentation to include functional goal setting, progress and therapeutic approach.
  11. Completes administrative/billing documentation for payment processing in a timely and accurate manner.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

The vision of Glencroft is to create an environment that inspires seniors to experience enriched and fulfilling lives. Glencroft is the largest Senior Living Community in Arizona and the 4th largest in the nation. The community sits on 40 lush acres of citrus trees and grass. We offer all-inclusive services to our residents which consists of housekeeping, security, meals, transportation and activities.

 To provide a broad continuum of high quality senior services in a manner that demonstrates Christian love and compassion we select only the best employees. If you are passionate about your job and working with seniors in a team-orientated work environment, then we want you.

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